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CurlKit Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016

Celicia Gantz
ByCelicia GantzMar 14, 2016 | 4 comments


3.2 overall rating
14 Ratings | 7 Reviews

CurlKit is one of very few subscription services dedicated to hair care.  Mainly focused on the needs of curly hair, they provide a variety of quality products that can be hard to find in stores.  CurlKit also has an online shop where you can purchase products found in their subscription.


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The Subscription Box: CurlKit

The Cost: $20 a month + $5.00 shipping

COUPON: Save 20% off your first month's membership with code CURLYFIRST!

The Products:  A variety of 6-9 hair care samples

Ships to: US (and International fees apply)

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Each box comes with a “CurlLife” pamphlet and a few info cards. This month, CurlKit has teamed up with SoftSheen-Carson for an Amla Legend Takeover!  Unfortunately for me, I just received an Amla Legend takeover from another subscription and I do not like these products due to the ingredients.  I’m lucky to receive this subscription for review purposes and I’m happy that I have a church family, friends and coworkers that love hair care donations.  This box now has a home with a pair of natural twin sisters from church.  The featured article is Part #2 about maintaining dreadlocked hair.  I’ve contemplated loc’ing my hair but have never gone through with it.  Maybe one day!  The Editor, Heather Cummings, also wrote a really nice note about “color” and touches on five questions you should ask yourself before going on a color run.  I’ve colored my hair once with a temporary henna, but the shade was too close to my natural hair color and it didn’t look like I did anything.  Fail!  I would like to add that the kiddos are 1000% sure that the Amla Legend covergirl is no other than me, “Mama”.  After showing John my CurlKit spread, he also agrees with the kids, “Hot Mama”!  LOL!


SoftSheen-Carson - Amla Legend - Moisture Remedy Conditioner - 13.5oz -Value: $6.30

This conditioner is said to be great for all types of hair.  I’m not of fan of many of the top ingredients.  My 18 year old niece says that she really enjoyed this entire line.  For reference, she has a head full of both 2c and 3a type curl patterns.

SoftSheen-Carson - Amla Legend - Moisture Remedy Shampoo - 13.5oz - Value: $6.30

This shampoo is said to  cleanse and detangle hair while adding moisturizing properties to damaged hair.  We my niece colors her hair a lot, maybe that’s why she loves it so much!


SoftSheen-Carson - Amla Legend - Combing Cream - 10 oz - Value: $6.50

Designed for looser curl patterns, this cream is said to tackle multiple tasks at once: Condition, Detangle and Define.  Use after cleansing and rinsing hair, use this product then style!

SoftSheen-Carson - Amla Legend - 10-in1 Silky Blow-Out Elixir - .34oz - Value: $1.00

You know how I feel about foil packaging, but at least this one has notches for easy opening. LOL.  This elixir is said to be great for heat protection during the blow drying process.  For best results, the instructions say to apply after conditioning on damp hair just before applying heat.

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SoftSheen-Carson - Amla Legend - Rejuvenating Oil - 1.9 oz - Value: $5.99

Oil is one of my favorite products to receive in subscription boxes.  Unfortunately, this one is full of silicones and mineral oils and I can’t use this in my hair.  I love using natural fruit and nut oils like coconut, shea, olive, even grape oil is really nice.

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The Challenger - Jumbo Rake Comb #3550 - Value: $2.00

I love this comb.  It’s great to use to stimulate the scalp.  The teeth are large, long and have a medium gap which also makes its really nice for lifting coarse hair during styling. I’ve tried it in William’s 3b/3c curls and it lifts great.  Anything looser than that I’m going to say you’re not going to like it.  I’m still trying to figure out Abigail’s hair and this comb does nothing for her.  Her hair is just too feathery when I attempted to manipulate it using this.

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Verdict:  February’s CurlKit had an estimated value just over $28.00.  It’s not a high value box, but at least it covers the cost of the subscription.  TakeOver boxes are always a hit or a miss, just depends on if you like the brand.  Unfortunately, I’m just not a SoftSheen-Carson kind of girl.  I would love to see a takeover from a hair brand that doesn’t use harsh ingredients such as mineral oils, parabens, or sulfates.  Again, these are just my two little pennies in dollar store.  Obviously this brand is great for someone, maybe even perfect for you!

Have you tried the Amla Legend line? What do you think of CurlKit this month?

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Each month, CurlKit sends out a selection of 6-9 samples that their team of online experts, researches and even tries themselves. In each CurlKit you'll receive everything from pomades and conditioners to natural hair tools, from well-known brands as well as emerging gems.
Celicia Gantz
Celicia Gantz
Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.

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I have been getting the curlkit for over 3 years now. The first year was great. Now all I get is repeat products, which most of them I don’t use and I end up giving the stuff away so I’m going to be canceling if this keeps up. There are so many products out that curlkit has yet to put in there boxes instead of sending repeat items 3 plus times a year in each box.

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Erica P.

I would like to try this box! Might have to add it to my wishlist and mull it over. It sounds like we both look for similar haircare products, and while this particular box was a miss (I also avoid silicones & sulfates like the plague), it looks like a nice box to try brands out.

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I got this box as my first Curlkit…I’m have thick, curly red hair and so many of the topics in the pamphlet did not reflect my hair type or hair issues…

HOWEVER, I’ve been using all these products and I LOVE THEM…I just started using the shampoo/conditioner and was really impressed with how soft my hair was. I think my favorite items from the box are comb which I use daily and the combing cream which makes my hair curly and soft.

I am looking forward to March’s box.

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Sometimes I still have to take scissors with me in the shower to open foils. Even when they *are* pre-notched.

I use tons of silicones, but you and I have very, very different hair types. =) I always thought silicones helped keep my hair straight and smooth so their inclusion in a box for curls does seem odd.

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